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SATURDAY 14 JULY 2018

SAT 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jnzy)
Earthsearch II, Sundeath

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.


SAT 00:30 Mastertapes (b02x7t3t)
Series 2, Eliza and Martin Carthy (B-Side)

John Wilson continues with the second series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 4 (the B-side). Having discussed the making of Eliza's award winning 2004 album, "Anglicana" (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 17th June and available online), Eliza Carthy and her father Martin Carthy respond to questions from the audience and perform live versions of some of the songs from the album, as well as discussing their work together with Norma Waterson as Waterson:Carthy.

Producer: Helen Lennard.


SAT 01:00 Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag (b008m7by)
Series 1, The Match

Doctor Finlay is serving for a love match, but tensions rise over who will be his doubles partner...

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, Siobhan Redmond as Georgina McNab, Stella Gonet as Nurse Angus, Gordon Reid as John Angus and Jamie Glover as Dr Freddie Lawrence.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.


SAT 01:30 Composing LA (b01m0lv4)

Young British Composer Tarik O' Regan tells the story of how the tradition of Western classical music, its composers and maestros, underpinned the golden age of Hollywood film score.

More or less the entire Hollywood music scene, as it blossomed in the 1930s, looked to serious European and Russian composers for film score composition. Stravinsky, Schoenberg, two of the greatest composers of 'serious' 20th century music, both lived and worked in LA - much to the consternation of the European classical music establishment.

Many composers on the run from Europe in the 1930s would arrive in New York and, failing to make inroads into the concert scene or Broadway (as Kurt Weil had done), continued their journey West. Even as early cinema flourished, America was still struggling to find its own authentic 'classical' music - one that strived to be equal to the European symphonic sound but that had its own voice too. The film score was precisely that.

Meanwhile most of the Hollywood film orchestras were filled with British and European émigré musicians who taught American musicians the European symphonic style that became the hallmark of Hollywood film music. This programme also explores how some of the most successful soundtrack composers today - John Williams and others - are completely caught up in that sound-world.

Presented by Tarik O'Regan, an émigré composer himself who moved to the US, with contributors including Andre Previn, Larry Schoenberg, conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen and music writer Alex Ross.

Produced by Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 02:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy30)
Episode 5

Twelve-year-old Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she decides to form a gang with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


SAT 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cks4m)
Beating Us at Our Own Game

Clare Balding takes a look at Britain's most successful export ever - football. Yet in giving it to others, the British lost control of the game they had created and crafted. Clare, with the help of Prof Tony Mason of The International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University, looks at our troubled relationship with the sport's governing body FIFA and asks if a British team will ever again come close to winning the World Cup.

Readers: Sean Baker and Nyasha Hatendi
Technical Presentation: John Benton
Producer: Garth Brameld.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b012r998)
The Little Ottleys, Series 2, Episode 5

Episode Five
Has Madame Frabelle discovered Edith's secret love for Aylmer? ...

Ada Leverson..............Haydn Gwynne
Edith..........................Juliet Aubrey
Bruce.........................Bertie Carvel
Aylmer.......................Jonathan Firth
Madame Frabelle.........Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Tracey Neale.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b03dvn0t)
Jennifer Saunders - Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, Episode 5

In Bonkers: A Life in Laughs award winning comedian, Jennifer Saunders, recollects a life filled with laughter and the occasional bit of heartache, but very little misery. Today, a final tour with Dawn and some unexpected news.

Jennifer Saunders has been making us laugh for three decades and is best known for the long running sketch show French and Saunders which she co-wrote and starred in with her comedy partner, Dawn French. Later she created the worldwide hit series Absolutely Fabulous in which she also played champagne swilling, Edina Monsoon. She has won three BAFTAs (including the Bafta Fellowship), an International Emmy, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or, two Writers' Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


SAT 03:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076py9)
Episode 2

After her society marriage, Lucinda arrives in England from Australia, but all is not as she expected. Stars Jonathan Firth.


SAT 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03nt7cn)
Series 12, Episode 2

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, John Finnemore and Rufus Hound are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Eton, babies, Russia and hats.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 04:30 After Henry (b007qgnr)
Series 4, Relative Movement

"If you've decided you're going to settle permanently in Australia.... well, it could make sense for me to rent the place out."

With daughter Clare off on her travels, Sarah is plotting... .

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Fabia Drake as Lady Newby.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


SAT 05:00 London Calling (b05ndzw7)
In the Beginning

Back to the BBC's early wireless days of 1922.

The microphone jammed if a speaker talked too loudly, the letters of praise and complaint flooded in, and then a new Director-General, John Brown, came to take over the British Broadcasting Company.

Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi.

Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as Colonel Beecham, Roy Hudd as Fred "Keep 'em Laughing" Hicks, Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas, Jeffrey Holland as Roger Eccles and Joann Munro as Miss Nightingale

Producer: Jo Clegg.

First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994.


SAT 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b9109v)
Series 1, Episode 5

Gaby Roslin hosts the funny, entertaining film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Tiff Stevenson and Kerry Howard.

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gordon Kennedy, Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 06:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jr48)
A Woman of No Importance

At a country house party, Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret comes back to haunt her.

Oscar Wilde's audacious social comedy stars Diana Rigg as Mrs Arbuthnot, Martin Jarvis as Lord Illingworth, Annette Crosbie as Lady Hunstanton, Susan Sheridan as Mrs Allonby and Dominic Letts as Gerald Arbuthnot.

Geoffrey Chater as Sir John Pontefract, Irene Sutcliffe as Lady Caroline Pontefract, Teresa Gallagher as Hester Worsley, David King as Archdeacon Daubeny, Jack Klaff as Mr Kelvill, MP, Peter Penry-Jones as Lord Alfred Rufford, Auriol Smith as Lady Stotfield and Adjoa Andoh as Alice.

Violin: Alexander Balanescu.

Adapted and directed by Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


SAT 07:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qxrv7)
The Reluctant Jester Strikes Back, It'll Be Alright on the Night

The hazards of live TV and working with animals.

Founding member of The Goon Show and one of the foremost comic minds of his generation - Michael Bentine offers more behind-the-scenes tales of his offbeat and extraordinary life in showbiz, the RAF and civvy street; putting wrongs to right and right to wrongs.

With extracts from some of his most memorable comic performances and eccentric characters.

Recorded at the Secombe Theatre, Sutton, Surrey.

Michael Bentine CBE was born in 1922 and died in 1996.

Producer: Andy Aliffe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1994.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b03ygwmb)
Captive Media: The Story of Patty Hearst

On 17 May 1974, in the district of Compton in Los Angeles, American network television broadcast live the longest gunfight in the nation's history, in a scene worthy of the studios of nearby Hollywood.

It marked the beginning of the end for the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a leftist guerrilla group that sprang to fame three months earlier after kidnapping heiress Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of the newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst.

This saga - described as "probably the mystery story of the 20th Century" - is one of the most bizarre episodes of recent American history. Within hours of Patty's kidnapping the media arrived outside the Hearst mansion, where they would camp out in a self-styled 'press city'. Communiqués issued by the SLA on cassette tapes, often spoken by Patty herself, were broadcast in full. The family posted a sign that read 'Please don't feed reporters'.

After 57 days in captivity, sympathy for the captive heiress turned to shock as she declared herself a member of the SLA, denounced her family and was pictured wielding a gun as the gang robbed a bank in San Francisco. 18 months later Patty was arrested, and convicted in what the press called 'The Trial of the Century'.

Four decades on, Benjamin Ramm explores how this sensational story was driven by exhaustive daily media coverage. He asks to what extent it changed the way news was reported and anticipated many of today's debates about the ethics and appetites of rolling news.

Interviewees include Linda Deutsch, renowned court reporter; John Lester, a news anchor who became the Hearst family spokesman; Bill Deiz, who reported the LA shootout using new camera technology; and former member of the SLA, Mike Bortin.

Produced by Rebecca Maxted.
A Sparklab Production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 09:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)

Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV - including Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Worth and The Grumbleweeds. It was Mike who wrote the legendary high-kicking sketch on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show with newsreader Angela Rippon.

In this 3 hour showcase of his radio memoirs, Mike presents a selection of his own favourites:

* Castle's On The Air
13/12/1975
Record-breaking Roy Castle brings you espionage, The Three Musketeers and the perils of powering a car with cooking sherry explained by Stanley Unwin.

* Jimmy's Cricket Team
Series.1 (3/8)
Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket with a letter from his mammy and more! With Bill Pertwee, Peter Goodwright and Noreen Kershaw. Written by Eddie Braben. From 1990.

* Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop
05/10/1982
From restaurants to great moments in history - a non-stop barrage of gags. With Caroline Turner, Tony Pearce and Pat Mooney.

* Ho-Di-Ho starring The Grumbleweeds
23/11/1986
The Grumbleweeds decide to go on holiday to Maplin's holiday camp. With Ruth Madoc and Paul Shane.

* Al Read Says Such Is Life
The Lancashire sausage-maker turned comedian illustrates pages of his autobiography with excerpts from his classic performances. From 1987

* Ken Dodd's Easter Special
04/04/1988
From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds, Spring is in the air and Doddy's tackling romance and there's trouble at t'mill. With Johnny Moore, Paula Tilbrook,

Based mainly in Manchester, Mike retired from the BBC in 1993. He was born 11th March 1935 and died 28th October 2010.

Recorded at BBC Manchester and compiled by Mik Wilkojc.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2008.


SAT 12:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpd9)
Loyal Support

Originally un-broadcast pilot episode of the seaside saga of pier perpetuation, with Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his subsequent death.

This sequel to 'Dad's Army' begins in 1948. Life post-Home Guard, sees Arthur Wilson now managing a bank and his former Captain and boss, George Mainwaring arrives in need of a loan...

Starring Arthur Lowe as Mainwaring and John Le Mesurier as Wilson. With Josephine Tewson, Dougie Brown and Haydn Wood.

To replace Arthur, the following full series had to be revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Bill Pertwee and Ian Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1981.


SAT 12:30 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076fcl)
Series 1, Mr Foster's Good Fairy

Confectioner, Cyril Foster harbours dark secrets from his past, until he's offered a most unlikely escape...

Series one of short stories by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Starring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert, Ian Brooker as Cyril Foster, Sara Coward as the Fairy, Lennox Greaves as Jake and David Bannerman as Samuel.

Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


SAT 13:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0b9tfth)
Series 3

Manson's good friend, Dr Denny has new a job at a Medical Aid Society in a larger, more advanced town - and he wants Manson to join him.

Based on AJ Cronin's ground breaking novel about medical life before the NHS, set in South Wales in the 1920s.

Omnibus - originally broadcast in five-parts.

Manson .... Richard Fleeshman
Denny .... Julian Lewis Jones
Christine .... Catrin Stewart
Gwyneth .... Fiona Clarke
Owen .... Stephen Marzella
Ed Chenkin .... Jason Done
Megan .... Kerry Gooderson
Nye Bevan .... Ben Addis
Garonwy .... James Kelly

Dramatised by Christopher Reason

Director: Pauline Harris
Producers: Pauline Harris and Gary Brown.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b9tkgl)
Imtiaz Dharker

The award-winning Pakistani-British poet chooses 'Babu Samjho Ishare' from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, sung by Kishore Kumar, and 'Heroes' by David Bowie.


SAT 14:15 Sounds Natural (b0b9tkgp)
Norman Thelwell

Cartoonist Norman Thelwell welcomes Derek Jones to Hampshire to discuss kingfishers, water voles and a walnut tree.

Brown Trout feeding and a Cormorant are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Norman Thelwell (1923 - 2004) was a prolific British artist known for his humorous cartoons of ponies and horses.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.


SAT 14:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007js02)
Flaming Fosdykes

"We're being forced out of business by them flaming Fosdykes." Fire blazes and plotting's afoot...

A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke and Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley.

Other parts played by Nick Maloney, Nick Revell, Sally Grace, John Dougall and Christopher Barr.

Producer: Alan Nixon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1983.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b03ygwmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jr48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qxrv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Peter Redgrove - The Valley of Trelamia (b07tzdxv)

Author John writes books about unusual phenomena around the world, but has never penetrated "our own mysterious Celtic back yard". So he travels deep into Cornwall, where he finds the Valley of Trelamia and a girl who lives at one with it ...

Stars James Aubrey as John, Maggie Tarver as Rose and June Barrie as Mrs Treviles.

Director: Brian Miller

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.


SAT 18:45 Enid Bagnold - The Amorous Ghost (b00m9jbl)

Mr Templeman's wife is away, but it seems someone is sleeping in her nightgowns. Read by Paul Daneman.


SAT 19:00 Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs (b00c0077)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Old Harry's Game (b00bf9z0)
Series 4, Beautiful England

As Satan sets out to prove England is the worst nation, Scumspawn tackles a lager lout. Satanic sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From April 2001.


SAT 22:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076vzd)
Stan Freberg

American satirist and comedian Stan Freberg performs at London's Comedy Store at the age of 79. From December 2005.


SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (b0bc29m9)
Sarah Keyworth. 2/2

The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith talks to Sarah Keyworth.


SAT 23:00 The Simon Day Show (b0112ydl)
Series 1, Tommy Cockles

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week, comedy legend Tommy Cockles performs at the Mallard and is stunned to discover that manager Ron Bone has no idea who he is.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles ..... Simon Day
Catherine ..... Catherine Shepherd
Goose ..... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.


SAT 23:30 Little Britain (b008jdxn)
Series 1, Episode 4

Back where it started out, Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit - without the cameras.



SUNDAY 15 JULY 2018

SUN 00:00 Peter Redgrove - The Valley of Trelamia (b07tzdxv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 00:45 Enid Bagnold - The Amorous Ghost (b00m9jbl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) (b0b9tfth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b9tkgl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Sounds Natural (b0b9tkgp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 The Fosdyke Saga (b007js02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b03ygwmb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jr48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester (b01qxrv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Little Ottleys (b012wzzb)
Series 2 Omnibus

It's 1916. The Little Ottleys, as they were called, have a new daughter and have moved from their very concise flat to a very concise house. Time has passed and Edith has tried to forget Aylmer Ross., but some startling news is about to break...

Continuing Ada Leverson's witty and wonderful social comedy set in Edwardian London

Ada Leverson..............Haydn Gwynne
Edith..........................Juliet Aubrey
Bruce.........................Bertie Carvel
Aylmer.......................Jonathan Firth
Madame Frabelle.........Jane Whittenshaw
Hyacinth.....................Alex Tregear
Dulcie.........................Leah Brotherhead
Lady Conroy................Joanna Monro

Omnibus of series 2 of Martyn Wade's five-part dramatisation

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


SUN 07:15 John Burnside - Tourists (b0075746)

A woman goes on holiday with her ex-husband, who wants to revisit the past and correct a mistake. Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman.


SUN 07:30 Kerry's List (b04n307k)
Series 2, Holiday

The Godlimans are off on holiday, and Kerry is stressed. In the last episode of the series, Kerry's list is dominated by all things vacation-orientated - including flatten stomach, deep vein thrombosis, learn Greek, shave legs and understand quantum physics.

Kerry also has to cope with another stultifying call with her morose father Martin who doesn't exactly celebrate the idea of her family going on holiday! Kerry prepares for her break by having a pedicure and manicure, but her nail technician definitely needs to get out more!

Pandemonium ensues as Kerry and husband Ben realise they have mislaid their passports and Kerry struggles trying to find the right suncream. She has another stress-filled call with best friend Hazel (Bridget Christie) and also shows off her packing skills.

We all know that going on holiday is stressful, but Kerry shows that, with her all important list, the experience is much more organised and calm - ish!

Produced by Paul Russell
An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 08:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b0b9v0t0)
Series 3, All at Sea

Schoolboy Jimmy and his best pal Ozzie take desperate measures to escape homework woes.

Starring Jimmy Clitheroe. With Peter Sinclair as Grandfather, Patricia Burke as Mother, Diana Day as Susan and Leonard Williams as Theodore Craythorpe,

With Peter Goodwright, Rosalie Williams and Gordon Rollings.

Just 4 feet 3 inches tall, the success of comic entertainer Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) sprang from a BBC Variety Playhouse try-out in the late 1950s. His naughty schoolboy act was a smash and he even wore school uniform during recordings! At its peak, ten million fans were tuning into ‘The Clitheroe Kid' on the BBC Light Programme.

Every week, the Kid’s schemes sparked havoc – with the ever present threat of a good spanking from Grandad. The Clitheroe Kid clocked up 16 series in its run from 1956 to 1972.

Theme music by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Alan Ainsworth

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1960.


SUN 08:30 Take It From Here (b0b9v0t2)
From 28/02/1956

Eth's feeling the cold in 'The Glums' - and the perils of opening a fancy coffee bar.

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, June Whitfield, Alma Cogan and Wallace Eton.

Classic comedy scripted by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Music from The Keynotes and the BBC Revue Orchestra with Harry Rabinowitz.
Announcer. David Dunhill
Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.


SUN 09:00 Slay in Your Lane (Omnibus) (b0b9v0t4)

Two friends explore what it means to be young, black and female in the UK today.

Young black women are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. And these experiences are not necessarily the same in the UK as they are in the US. So, when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised there was nothing that specifically addressed being black, British, young and female - and you could add to that smart, ambitious and mostly invisible.

Slay in Your Lane is the love child of exasperation and optimism - part guide, part history, part snapshot of the state of the nation. Examining aspects of life including education, work, health, and everyday racism, it's an honest and provocative book offering advice alongside some startling statistics, as well as stories and anecdotes from interviewees including some of the most successful black women in Britain today.

Omnibus. Written and read by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené with additional recorded interviews.

Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production first broadcast in five-parts on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b04jmcrc)
Peter and Amy - Ronnie's Recipes

Fi Glover introduces a conversation about how a grandfather passed his love of cooking down to his granddaughter, even though he died when she was just six months old.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b9v0t6)
Designing Minds, John Stefanidis

4 Extra Debut. From Brahms to Puccini, the interior designer shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From July 2008.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0b9v0t8)
Series 7, Confidence: Too Much, Too Little?

True stories told live in the USA: Catherine Burns introduces stories about confidence and uncertainty.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling based in the USA. Since 1997, it has celebrated both the raconteur and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theatres and clubs around New York City and later around the USA, the UK and other parts of the world.

The Moth has presented more than 15,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 27 million times a year.

Featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, from the humorous to the heart-breaking.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange.


SUN 11:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00yz55m)
Series 2, Charnia

3/20. David Attenborough has always been fascinated by fossils; even as a boy he'd spend many hours exploring the local quarry near his home in Leicestershire. And near his family home was a forest which he visited frequently, but didn't hunt for fossils there because he knew the rocks were too old to have any post cards of early life embedded in their layers. But he was wrong - those rocks harboured a wonderful secret - a secret that would rattle the cages of the big thinkers of the time and would change the story of life on earth for ever.

Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Julian Hector.


SUN 12:00 The Clitheroe Kid (b0b9v0t0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Take It From Here (b0b9v0t2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 The Little Ottleys (b012wzzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 John Burnside - Tourists (b0075746)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Shepherd's Hut (b0b9v0tb)
Omnibus, pt 2

Jaxie is on the run after his father's violent death, journeying across the Australian outback towards the girl he hopes is waiting for him. But out on the saltflats, he meets Fintan McGillis, alone in a ramshackle shepherd's hut. But can Jaxie trust Fintan? And what has Fintan done to be forced into such profound solitude?

Adam Fitzgerald continues The Librarian by acclaimed author Tim Winton. Set in Western Australia, this is a heart-wrenchingly brutal and yet lyrical tale of survival in the outback featuring the irrepressible Jaxie Clackton.

Omnibus of the last five of a ten-part reading.

Tim Winton is Australia's most acclaimed contemporary novelist. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times. His books include: Shallows, Riders, Cloudstreet and Breath.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.


SUN 15:40 Inheritance Tracks (b0b9v0td)
Phil Daniels

The actor chooses 'Nature's Way' by Spirit and 'I'm One' by The Who.


SUN 15:45 Stephen Fry on the Phone (b017cjmn)
Shrinking the Handset

Stephen Fry traces the evolution of the mobile phone, from hefty executive bricks that required a separate briefcase to carry the battery to the smart little devices complete with personal assistant we have today.

There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people on the planet: Stephen Fry talks to the backroom boys who made it all possible and hears how the technology succeeded, in ways that the geeks had not necessarily intended.

In the fourth episode, Stephen Fry talk to the engineers who turned mobile phones from hefty executive bricks into svelte fashion accessories. One man at Motorola dreamt of a mobile phone small enough to fit in a shirt pocket but it was Nokia , once more famous for making loo paper and wellies, that cornered the global market. In the early nineties, Nokia was on the brink of collapse. But the new chief executive, brought in to save the company from bankruptcy, made a bold decision to ditch the wellies and focus solely on mobile phones. Soon the iconic Nokia ringtone (extracted incidentally from a piece for classical guitar composed in 1902) was inescapable.

Producer: Anna Buckley.


SUN 16:00 Paul Herzberg - The Song of My Father (b0b94z1q)

In 1971, as a conscript in the South African army, Ray Kemp betrayed a friend. 20 years later, in London, fate offers the chance of redemption.

Ray Kemp ... Michael Maloney
Clive Mendelowitz .... Allan Corduner
Johnny Kruger ... Paul Herzberg
Colin Kemp ... Don McCorkindale
Shorty Josana ... Vincent Ebrahim
Jurgen Brandt ... Christopher Wells
Dave Skinner ... David Learner
Rita Mendelowitz ... Naomi Buch
Kommandant Nel .... Henry Goodman

Director: Andy Jordan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (b0b9v0tg)
It's Just Like Watching Brazil

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'It's Just Like Watching Brazil'.

Written in verse by Ian MacMillan, this drama documentary charts Barnsley Football Club's first season in the Premiership League.

With Barrie Rutter and Michelle Hardwick.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


SUN 17:30 Kerry's List (b04n307k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Curious, If True (b00tvmjw)
The Poor Clare

1727: Investigating the heir to a substantial fortune, a young lawyer is drawn towards a young woman haunted by a mother's curse - and apparently possessed by a strange, dark force...

Elizabeth Gaskell's collection of intriguing "true" tales dramatised by Sally Hedges.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Gaskell, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kim Wall as Philip, Janet Dale as Bridget, Kathryn Hunt as Lucy and William Simons as Bernard.

With Mary Wimbush, Christopher Scott, Sandra Berkin, Martin Head and Nick Aikens.

Producer: Nigel Bryant

An Armada production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 1998.


SUN 18:45 LP Hartley: Short Stories (b03zjxw1)
W.S.

Novelist Walter Streeter has devoted admirers, but will he be happy to meet a new one in the flesh? Read by Robert Lang.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (b0b9v0t8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00yz55m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


SUN 20:00 Slay in Your Lane (Omnibus) (b0b9v0t4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b04jmcrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b0b9v0t6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Kerry's List (b04n307k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b01m16pr)
Series 2, Lessington

by Bill Dare

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures. This week, he relives his experiences in Lessington where ignorance reigns.

Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale
Sharol ..... Jo Bobin
Cop ..... Fergus Craig
Cop ..... Colin Hoult
Guide ..... Patrick Brennan
Wife ..... Christine Absalom
Barman ..... Harry Livingstone
Robber ..... Sam Alexander

Producer ..... Steven Canny

This is the second series of this satirical adventure story from Bill Dare. The series has attracted an excellent cast led by Neil Pearson and including, Duncan Wisby, Vicki Pepperdine, Lisa Dillon, Colin Hoult, Toby Longworth, Adrian Scarborough, Dan Tetsell, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Debra Stephenson, Colin Hoult, Nina Conti, Jo Bobin and Marcus Brigstocke.

For years Bill Dare wanted to create a satire about different worlds exploring Kipling's idea that we travel, 'not just to explore civilizations, but to better understand our own'. But science fiction and space ships never interested him, so he put the idea on ice. Then Brian Gulliver arrived and meant that our hero could be lost in a fictional world without the need for any sci-fi.

Gulliver's Travels is the only book Bill Dare read at university. His father, Peter Jones, narrated a similarly peripatetic radio series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


SUN 23:00 Cabin Pressure (b04vf25d)
Series 5, Zurich, pt 1

One of the most popular radio sitcoms of the past ten years bows out with a special double episode. As Martin decides whether to take his new job, is this the end for MJN Air? And just what has Arthur painted on the side of the van?

With the show titles running alphabetically from the first ever episode - "Abu Dhabi" through to this double finale "Zurich" - the cast and crew of MJN Air discover that whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

With special guests including Anthony Head and Timothy West.

Written by John Finnemore
Produced and Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 23:30 At Home With The Snails (b007k2h6)
Series 1, Episode 1

Fed-up Alex has done nothing since university, but then he discovers an unusual hobby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2001.



MONDAY 16 JULY 2018

MON 00:00 Elizabeth Gaskell - Curious, If True (b00tvmjw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 LP Hartley: Short Stories (b03zjxw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Little Ottleys (b012wzzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 John Burnside - Tourists (b0075746)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Shepherd's Hut (b0b9v0tb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:40 Inheritance Tracks (b0b9v0td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:40 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Stephen Fry on the Phone (b017cjmn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Paul Herzberg - The Song of My Father (b0b94z1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (b0b9v0tg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Kerry's List (b04n307k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, My Heart and Harry

The suave amateur private detective is drawn into the murder of the actress daughter of a threatre impresario.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.


MON 06:30 Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair (b007jw9v)

The man behind radio's most debonair sleuth, actor Peter Coke talks to Michaela Saunders.

With the help of clips - from explosions to cocktail parties - Peter reveals how he got the part of Paul Temple - and ' By Timothy!' what does he really think of his famous catchphrase? He also reveals what Paul Temple's creator Francis Durbridge thought of a spoof episode they recorded.

Michaela also discovers what the actor got up to after his Paul Temple days.

Peter Coke died in 2008 aged 95.

Producer: Ben Motley

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2005.


MON 07:00 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
Series 1, Episode 4

When journalist Roy spots a planning application for a barn next to Jane's house, his knight in shining armour fantasies seem to have become a reality.

Meanwhile his boss has set up home in the office, complete with dog and soap-on-a-rope.

Tony Bagley's romantic comedy drama serial with a twist.

Starring Zoe Wanamaker as Miss Callaghan, Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock, Toyah Wilcox as Elsa, David Troughton as Mr Say, Nicky Henson as Chad, Sue Roderick as Wyn, Geoff McGivern as Dick, Bryan Dick as Leland, Paul; Vaughan as himself, David Holt as Hannibul Lecter and Melanie Hudson as Helen.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1993.


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b0b91w13)
Series 69, Episode 3

The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a visit to the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. Old-timers Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Rory Bremner and Pam Ayres with Jack Dee in the chair. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment.
Producer - Jon Naismith.
It is a BBC Studios production.


MON 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
The New Secretary

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the very scary Grizelda Pugh.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.


MON 08:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
The Business Proposition

It's 1948 and 'Dad's Army' veterans Arthur Wilson and Frank Pike receive a surprise visitor at their bank in Frambourne-on-Sea.
A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.
After a pilot episode was made in 1981, Arthur Lowe sadly died. So this 13-part series was revamped to feature the Dad's Army characters played by Pertwee and Lavender instead. The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, based on the characters originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1983.


MON 09:00 Dilemma (b017lfd5)
Series 1, Episode 3

Sue Perkins puts Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Munnery, Fi Glover and Hugo Rifkind through the moral and ethical wringer in the show where there are no "right" answers - but some deeply damning ones...

Can the panel manage to justify the murder of a pet - and the theft of a girlfriend?

Devised by Danielle Ward.

Producer: Ed Morrish.


MON 09:30 King of Bath (b048s4w0)
Blessed Are We

A Methodist minister threatens to cause the ruination of Bath.

Can a fine upright moral guardian like Dr Collins ever be compromised? Beau Nash tries his best.

Arnold Evans' six-part sitcom.

Starring David Bamber as Beau Nash, Patrick Collins as Dr Collins, Rosamund Shelley as Lady Huntingdon, Alice Arnold as Fanny, Manon Edwards as Mrs Collins and Andrew Wincott as Dr Cheyne.

Composer: John Hardy.

Directed at BBC Wales by Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


MON 10:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
Episode 3

Badly injured Hugo has refused to divorce Lucinda, leaving her torn between society and her own heart. Stars Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Firth and Paul Rhys.


MON 11:00 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (b0b9vhgn)
Series 2, The Crying

When Jens buys an apartment in old Copenhagen, he thinks he's found a bargain: until he starts hearing noises coming from the wood-panelled walls.

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by Heidi Amsinck.

Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


MON 11:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)

Tracing your ancestors can be fun - as long as they are quite, quite dead.

Genealogy, murder and revenge in Sue Rodwell's black comedy.

Stars Elizabeth Mansfield as Sally, Peter Dahlsen as Frank, David Bannerman as Jimmy, Jan Shand as Penny, Susie Baxter as Liz, Anny Tobin as Sheila, Elizabeth Kelly as Emily, David King as Tom and Paul Downing as Paul.

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.'.


MON 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair (b007jw9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy5m)
Episode 6

Meena visits a fortune teller who foretells things about her relationship with Anita.

Actress and comedy writer Meera Syal contirues her first novel - abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall.

12 year old Meena Kumar is an Asian girl living a fairly uneventful life in the Black Country village of Tollington near Wolverhampton in the 1970s - surrounded by her loving, if slightly eccentric, Punjabi family.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


MON 14:15 Sport and the British (b01cvk8l)
Sport for All

Clare Balding asks why and when did the British government get involved in sport. How did sport become part of politics, in a country which had always prided itself on keeping them apart?
The Nazis threw immense resources behind the German team for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, while the British Foreign Office still thought sport should be, ' a private affair between private individuals' free of government interference. However by the 1950's post war politicians began to think that physical recreation and games might be a cure for the general apathy and discontent of British youth as exemplified by the teddy boys, mods and rockers of the era.
Professor Tony Mason of The International Centre for Sport Culture and History at De Montfort University explains the importance of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee's report in broadening access to sporting facilities for all sectors of society.
Technical presentation: John Benton
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x1bf)
Winifred Holtby - The Crowded Street, Episode 1

Diana Griffiths' dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's tale of a woman's journey into self-fulfilment.

1/10. Muriel unwittingly disgraces herself at her first party and then has to face the harsh reality of boarding school. Life brightens, however, when she befriends the exotic and beautiful Clare Duquesne.

Muriel ...... Clare Goose
Mrs Hammond ...... Brigit Forsyth
Mr Hammond ...... David Fleeshman
Clare Duquesne ...... Victoria Brazier
Miss Hancock ...... Daryl Fishwick
Young Muriel ...... Ellie Sager
Young Godfrey ...... Jon-Paul Bell

Directed by Pauline Harris.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b0607w1j)
Georgina Howell - Queen of the Desert, Episode 1

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq. A ferociously independent-minded young woman leaves Oxford and experiences the desert for the first time. A few years later oil is discovered in Mesopotamia.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Dilemma (b017lfd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 King of Bath (b048s4w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b0b91w13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
Earthsearch II, Supermass

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship Challenger is plunging into a black hole.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to the original Earthsearch.

Starring Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Haydn Wood as Darv, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra, Sonia Fraser as Angel One and Gordon Reid as Angel Two.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b0076z95)
Peter Bazalgette & Ali Smith

Martha Kearney and her guests - TV executive, Peter Bazalgette and novelist, Ali Smith - discuss books by Henry Fielding, Suetonius and Grassic Gibbon. From 2006.

'Lives of the Caesars' by Suetonius
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics

'Sunset Song' by Lewis Grassic
Publisher: Gibbon Polygon

'Joseph Andrews' by Henry Fielding
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics.


MON 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007lrqy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jp9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair (b007jw9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense (b0b9vhgn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:15 Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace (b00lbnyv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b0b91w13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (b0076s5b)
Quintessential Phase, Fit the Twenty-Fourth

Arthur's search for guidance and advice on the Planet Hawalius leads him to memorable encounters with The Smelly Photocopier Woman - an extravagantly flatulent Hawalian soothsayer - and The Old Man On The Pole, who squats hundreds of feet up in the air on a series of tall sticks, swooshing about from one to the other nonchalantly. This is (a) off-putting and (b) irritating, and as the consensus of opinion among all the prophets and soothsayers seems to be that Arthur should go elsewhere and do something constructive with his life, he resolves to move on, catching a shuttle off the planet. His listlessness is not helped by his bereavement at the loss of his girlfriend Fenchurch, and his copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is proving not much use at all, except maybe for eating his sandwiches off, because some strange female voice keeps interrupting its normally urbane sophisticate presence, advertising a 'Guide Mark II', which is 'Coming Soon'.

Ford Prefect is in a position to help Arthur understand better what is happening to the Guide, but inconveniently he is thousands of light years away, having sneaked into the new Hitchhiker's Guide Building on Saquo-Pilia Hensha, with the help of a reprogrammed security robot called Colin. Ford has entered the office of the Editor of the Guide to discover that there's been a change at the top and the post is now occupied by a vaguely familiar and definitely sinister new Editor named Zarniwoop Van Harl. Zarniwoop explains that the Megadodo Corporation is now as defunct as a - um - Dodo, and some shadowy corporation called Infinidim Enterprises has taken over the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Their brainchild, the Guide Mark II, is a complete redesign of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Instead of selling to penniless hitchhikers, the product will be aimed at businessmen and their wives, people with lots of income and a predisposition to dispose it on gadgetry, the purpose of which may be much more than they imagine.

Zarniwoop further explains that whereas the business once relied on selling lots of old Guides to billions of people, the new plan depends on selling One Guide many many times to billions and billions of people. This is possible because the new Guide has been built to operate transdimensionally, available anywhere at any time across the layers of the multiverse. And instead of the voice of a plummy pompous pedagogue lecturing to penniless hitchhikers, it boasts a sultry Brantisvogan Escort Agency VIP vamp voice.

Ford is not over-impressed at this development but significantly more impressed - one might even say gobsmacked - when Zarniwoop presents him with a Dine-O-Charge card in his name. Zarniwoop wants Ford to be the Guide's new restaurant critic. If the Quota Permits. Unfortunately the use of the word quota has the same effect on Ford as it has throughout the ages on all free thinking independent spirits in the Galaxy who sense fences being put up to protect Corporate Mediocrity, and without thinking he orders Colin to kill Zarniwoop. Rhetorically of course. The upshot is that Zarniwoop is rendered unconscious before Ford can reverse the order. However as a result Ford (naturally) looks through Zarniwoop's pockets and finds an Ident-i-Eze card which is going to prove VERY useful in gaining access to the Hitchhiker's Guide Accounting computer, where he can clear his more reckless expense claims once and for all.

On the new Earth where Arthur Dent met and loved the disappeared Fenchurch, television reporter Tricia MacMillan lives in complete ignorance that a parallel, less blonde, more British version of herself called Trillian roams the Galaxy, once as a girlfriend of Zaphod Beeblebrox, now as a reporter for the Siderial Daily Mentioner. Tricia has longed to travel in space ever since she failed to get off with Zaphod Beeblebrox at a party, and when a party of aliens land their ship on her lawn and ask if she will go with them to the Planet Rupert and help calculate their astrological forecasts using her astrophysical expertise, she readily accepts.

Arthur Dent meanwhile is in a shuttle which fails to make a hyperspace jump at the Lamuella Nexus. It plunges towards the nearest planet and certain doom, with Arthur hoping very hard that the planet is NOT called Stavromula Beta, the location where the unhinged reincarnated creature called Agrajag more or less predicted he would die (see Tertiary Phase Episode 4, Fit The Sixteenth).

Back in the Hitchhiker's Guide Building, Ford enters the Virtual Reality computer-generated Universe that once existed only in an upstairs office for Zarniwoop's sole use, but now has spread through an entire basement level. Here it is, among staggeringly realistic computer-generated lofty mountains and distant seas, from rocky crags to lonely huts on beaches, that the Guide's accounts are manipulated using a three-dimensional ecosynthetic multidimensional interface. Having used Zarniwoop's Ident-i-Eze card to clear all


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (b0b94wzc)
Series 18, Episode 6

The topical satirical show that mixes political vituperation with media mauling and celebrity savaging.

As England crashes out of the World Cup, Theresa May fights a mass cabinet resignation and Trump visits London, the Dead Ringers team takes aim. Watch out for that blimp!

The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis and others.

The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

A BBC Studios Production.


MON 23:30 The Museum of Everything (b00gs2nj)
Series 3, Natural Science

The birds and the bees, blue plaques and the human body all on show this week. With Marcus Brigstocke. From August 2006.



TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b0076z95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair (b007jw9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cvk8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x1bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b0607w1j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford (b0076q1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Dilemma (b017lfd5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 King of Bath (b048s4w0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 The Older Woman (b02qt773)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b0b91w13)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, Concerning Judy Milton

The debonair sleuth and wife Steve must uncover the link between a rare soundtrack record - and a murder.

After the untimely death of actress Mary Dreisler in her London flat, her theatre impresario father has sent for Paul Temple.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.


TUE 06:30 In Search of Richard Yates (b01n6sj8)

Nick Fraser argues that the work of Richard Yates should receive greater recognition. Yates is best known for his first novel, the remarkable Revolutionary Road, which was published to great acclaim in 1961. However, his subsequent books failed to gain the same readership and Yates slowly faded from view. By the time of his death in 1992 he was largely forgotten.

Friends, family and biographer Blake Bailey reveal the stark beauty of his prose, the heart-breaking complexity of his characters, and how his own struggles with alcohol and mental illness informed his work.

Fraser seeks to uncover the mystery of Richard Yates and examine how a a writer so well-respected, loved by his peers, capable of moving his readers so deeply, fell so quickly out of print. He explores the reasons why his work has, in recent years, enjoyed a revival and why his stories sit nicely alongside the public's affection for programmes such as Mad Men.

Producers: Jessica Treen and Stephen Garner.


TUE 07:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx2l)
Series 1, Negative Vetting

Faith's not impressed to discover what Bill's mum thinks about her...

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill MacGregor and Faith Greyshott trying to forge a relationship whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Kelda Holmes as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Belinda Lang as Liza, Celia Imrie as Hilary and Guy Brougham as Steve.

Series one of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1988.


TUE 07:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b92wy4)
Series 8, Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth reads the diaries of this boarding school days at Bedales in the 1960s, and talks about his love of theatre and of wearing socks and sandals.

Presenter: Rufus Hound
Producer: Harriet Jaine

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 08:00 As Time Goes By (b06jf7bz)
Series 3, Episode 6

Jean's sister-in-law Penny arrives with the news that she's left her husband Stephen.

Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. With Moira Brooker as Judith, Philip Bretherton as Alistair, Jenny Funnell as Sandy, Paul Chapman as Stephen and Jennifer Piercey as Penny.

A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series three of his popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 years.

After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his return to England.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1999.


TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007k0vq)
A Turn for the Nurse

Operations at a hospital turn sickly from the bungling civil servants' cure.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (b0b94wzc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Any Other Business (b012rb49)
Episode 1

After the local elections, Chesbury is in uproar. The undefeatable have been defeated, while the unelectable have been elected - and it looks like the unspeakable will become Mayor...

Lucy Flannery's local government sitcom stars Nelson David, John Duttine, James Grout, Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy, Howard Lew Lewis, Toby Longworth, Jan Ravens, Vivienne Rochester and June Whitfield.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.


TUE 10:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042d57m)
Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne, Episode 1

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

When Frank Gresham proposes to Dr Thorne's niece Mary on his twenty first birthday, his parents are horrified. Mary is poor and her parentage is unknown. To save the indebted Greshambury estate Frank must marry for money, not love. A rich heiress is hastily thrust towards him as a more suitable prospect.

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts
Directed by Susan Roberts
Produced by Charlotte Riches

Dr Thorne is the third instalment in a new series of dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's complete Barchester Chronicles. Dr Thorne has always kept the parentage of his niece and ward Mary a secret. When young Frank Gresham, the heir to the aristocratic Greshambury estate, expresses his desire to marry Mary, she suddenly finds her standing in society under scrutiny. Dr Thorne realises that the secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.


TUE 11:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00ckcqk)
Faith and Hope Go Shopping

Bored with daily life, two friends plan to escape Meadowbank Old People's Home. Short story read by June Whitfield.


TUE 11:15 Georgia Pritchett - Stay (b007jw2n)

Lonely Lizzie runs a dog kennels. Her teenage daughter is aiming for sainthood. Tim, the kennels' handyman, strives daily to avoid the small calamities that seem to seek him out.

But romance is in the air when the new doctor arrives...

Georgia Pritchett's romantic comedy stars Sophie Thompson as Lizzie, Duncan Preston as Dr Perkins, Sheridan Smith as Emily, Timothy Spall as Tim, Elizabeth Bell as Mrs Beresford and Gavin Muir as Dr James.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 12:00 As Time Goes By (b06jf7bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007k0vq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 In Search of Richard Yates (b01n6sj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy6w)
Episode 7

Meena is called on to help with baby Sunil and sets about healing the rift with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


TUE 14:15 Sport and the British (b01cvr3s)
Golden Girls

In the final week of her series exploring how sport made Britain and Britain made sport, Clare Balding looks at the female British athletes of the 1960's who finally took centre stage on the podium and in the press.
She visits the home of the Birchfield Harriers in Birmingham, one of the country's leading athletics clubs. There she meets Norma Blaine who'd been coaching young women athletes since 1951. Norma remembers when women were unable to compete in any distance race over two hundred metres. Her friend, Diane Leather ran a five minute mile, (breaking the women's world record), the same week as Bannister broke the male world record but Diane's achievement was never acknowledged.
Clare explores the legacy of Anita Lonsborough,Dorothy Hyman, Anne Packer, Mary Rand and Lillian Board and asks if this golden age of female athletes can ever be repeated.
The series has been made with The International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Technical presentation: John Benton
Producer: Lucy Lunt.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x2q4)
Winifred Holtby - The Crowded Street, Episode 2

Diana Griffiths' dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's tale of a woman's journey into self-fulfilment.

2/10. Muriel has finished boarding school and is returning home to Marshington, where her mother aims to pair her off with Godfrey Neale. But then Muriel's friend Clare visits and turns the Hammond household upside-down.

Muriel ...... Clare Goose
Connie ...... Joanne Froggatt
Godfrey ...... James D'Arcy
Mrs Hammond ...... Brigit Forsyth
Mr Hammond ...... David Fleeshman
Clare Duquesne ...... Victoria Brazier
Delia Vaughan ...... Deborah McAndrew

Directed by Pauline Harris.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b0617192)
Georgina Howell - Queen of the Desert, Episode 2

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

In 1917, Gertrude - Major Miss Bell - arrived in Baghdad to work for Sir Percy Cox as a political officer and part of the team who were determined to rebuild a region reeling from war and famine.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 15:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042d57m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
Series 3, 28/09/2005

On Jay Rayner's menu are Stephen Fry, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Henry Harris and Kimiko Barber. From September 2005.


TUE 16:30 Any Other Business (b012rb49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b92wy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
Earthsearch II, Deathship

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew must face Spaceguard Six. Stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.


TUE 18:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0082b02)
Series 2, Swansea Grand Theatre

Geoffrey Wheeler reports on a South Wales success story, associated with the early career of actress Catherine Zeta Jones.


TUE 19:00 As Time Goes By (b06jf7bz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry (b007k0vq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 In Search of Richard Yates (b01n6sj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00ckcqk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Georgia Pritchett - Stay (b007jw2n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 My Teenage Diary (b0b92wy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Lach Chronicles (b04vf964)
Series 2, Home on the Range

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:45 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop (b00vcq95)
Transparency

By Christopher Green.

Ida Barr is a music hall singer who has embraced hip hop and rap, reflecting the cultural diversity of London's East End, where she has been living in retirement for several decades. Ida has a genuine love of talking to people so each week she investigates a new topic and creates a unique brand of music-hall, hip-hop fusion with beat boxer Shlomo. For the last in the series, Ida's topic of choice is "Transparency".

Produced by Claire Grove

Ida Barr is the creation of award-winning performer Christopher Green (aka spoof country and western singer Tina C). "Missy Elliott meets Marie Lloyd" - Guardian. Each week Ida investigates a current political buzz word - Choice, Responsibility, Diversity and Transparency - and records her findings on her Ida-pod - an ancient battery operated cassette machine with a greasy earpiece. Her target groups include the Sutton House over 55's drama group, children from the Italia Conti Academy and Theatre Venture's Youth Company from Stratford East.

Beat box artist Shlomo was heard by 3.9 billion people around the world when he and Björk performed "Oceania" at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics. He has also worked with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Damon Albarn, and Nitin Sawhney. He is a classically-trained percussionist and heads the world's only human beatbox choir, the Vocal Orchestra.

Christopher Green has written and performed three Tina C series for BBC Radio 4 plus Tina C's Election Night BBQ Special (Nov 2008). 'Ida Barr's Bingo' was at the Brighton Festival and the South Bank earlier this year and 'Ida Barr: So This Is Christmas' was at the Barbican Centre in December 2008.


TUE 23:00 Revolting People (b007jrqj)
Series 1, Storm Clouds

The year is 1770 and Baltimore shopkeeper, Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about.

Historical sitcom written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Stars Jay Tarses as Samuel Oliphant, Andy Hamilton as Sergeant McGurk, Sophie Thompson as Mary Oliphant, James Fleet as Captain Brimshaw, Hugh Dennis as Ezekiel Spriggs, Felicity Montagu as Cora Oliphant, Tony Maudsley as Joshua Oliphant, Susie Blake as Mrs Arbuthnot.

With Penelope Nice and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


TUE 23:30 The Maltby Collection (b00crj7g)
Series 1, Episode 3

Curators Rod and Julian are both planning grand gestures. David Nobbs comedy starring Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt. From June 2007.



WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 The Palace of Laughter (b0082b02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 In Search of Richard Yates (b01n6sj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jy6w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cvr3s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x2q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b0617192)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042d57m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Food Quiz (b083j269)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Any Other Business (b012rb49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Second Thoughts (b007jx2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 My Teenage Diary (b0b92wy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, Introducing Pete Roberts

The smooth sleuth is threatened with a revolver - and there's a fresh lead in the hunt for the killer of actress Mary Dreisler.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.


WED 06:30 Jackie and Me (b00v7znc)

Jackie Clune celebrates the teen magazine that was friend, guide and agony aunt to generations of teenage girls.

From 1964 - 1993, 'Jackie' advised its massive readership on matters of vital importance, like how to apply blusher properly, what colour to wear if you met Donny Osmond, how to conceal spots and - most crucially of all - how to get that boy.

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.


WED 07:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hc2x1)
Series 3, Pressure Times Volume Is a Constant

Egg's boyfriend moves in. Rick moves out - and comes back. And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.


WED 07:30 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
The Announcement

A new sitcom in which stand-up comic Josh comes to terms with the impending birth of his first child.

In episode one, Josh and his wife Monique attend a family funeral where Josh manages to fall out with everyone and spectacularly fails to keep the news of the pregnancy under wraps.

Written by Josh Howie

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A Black Hat production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 08:00 The Navy Lark (b013bzbf)
The Northampton Hunt Ball

Chief Petty Officer Pertwee receives an invitation and hatches another cunning plan.

Stars Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Stephen Murray as the Number One, Ronnie Barker as Able Seaman Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain Povey and Heather Chasen as Ramona Povey.

Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen series between 1959 and 1976.

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1961.


WED 08:30 Round the Horne (b007js8b)
Series 2, Episode 13

Sea bound drama with Moby Duck and Kenneth Horne seeks a bona performer for the BBC's DG courtesy of Julian and Sandy.

With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1966.


WED 09:00 Wordaholics (b01dhhps)
Series 1, Episode 5

Gyles Brandreth hosts a comedy panel show in which guests are challenged to display their knowledge of words and language. In this edition he is joined by Jack Whitehall, Milton Jones, Natalie Haynes and Countdown's Susie Dent.

This week's letter of the week is P which really packs a punch.

We learn why Susie Dent's favourite word is 'blurb', we find out what a Chicago Piano was and we listen as Jack Whitehall struggles to reduce to a tweet a particularly fruity passage from his father's autobiography.

Writers: James Kettle and Jon Hunter.

Producer: Claire Jones.


WED 09:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007524c)
Series 4, Episode 6

Sofa-bound TV presenters Mike and Sue tackle the problems of breaking up relationships plus a delve into the world of money.

Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens.

With Roger Blake, Alistair McGowan, Ronnie Ancona and Steve Punt.

Written by Steve Punt from a format by Bill Dare.

Music by Mark Burton.

Producer: Aled Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1999.


WED 10:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042z668)
Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne, Episode 2

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

Back from a term at Cambridge, young Frank Gresham is more determined than ever to win the hand of Mary Thorne. Frank's mother Lady Arabella, is equally determined that such a match will never take place, for Frank must marry money to save the indebted Greshambury estate.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts
Directed by Susan Roberts
Produced by Charlotte Riches

Dr Thorne is the third instalment in a new series of dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's complete Barchester Chronicles. Dr Thorne has always kept the parentage of his niece and ward Mary a secret. When young Frank Gresham, the heir to the aristocratic Greshambury estate, expresses his desire to marry Mary, she suddenly finds her standing in society under scrutiny. Dr Thorne realises that the secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.


WED 11:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00ckz8b)
Last Train to Dog Town

Author Neil K is stranded with the talkative characters of his unfinished Western story. Short story read by Jack Davenport.


WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b03b2w1w)
Jeff Young - The Exuberant

By Jeff Young

Jack 'Space' Hopper is an Exuberant - meaning he hunts for meteorites. So if your house has been hit by a rock from outer space, he'll turn up on your doorstep with money in his pocket, a magnet on a stick and a mad desire to touch your fridge.

Jack's on the hunt for a space rock that's come down somewhere slightly to the east of Aberystwyth. His arch nemesis, and object of unrequited desire, is the flame-haired, musk-scented Aurora. But who will find the rock first?

A comedy about the mad desire to catch a falling star. Written by radio, TV and theatre writer Jeff Young and starring Adeel Akhtar (Utopia, Four Lions), Victoria Elliott (Hebburn), Eiry Thomas (Stella) and Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey).

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.


WED 12:00 The Navy Lark (b013bzbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Round the Horne (b007js8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Jackie and Me (b00v7znc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b00fy2qp)
Episode 8

With Meena and Anita back on track, the girls begin to tackle the tricky subject of sex. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


WED 14:15 Sport and the British (b01cw7kv)
Rugby's Big Bang

Clare Balding explores why Rugby Union tried to stand firm against the encroaching tide of professionalism and in August 1995, lost.
One by one the old bastions of the sporting gentleman had fallen in the 1960s and 1970s. Cricket, tennis and athletics had all abandoned the Victorian distinction between amateurs and professionals. The word 'amateur' had almost become an insult. But of all the major sports, only one continued to uphold the banner - rugby union. It had introduced strict amateur rules into the game in 1886 and ever since had been determined to uphold them. Prof Tony Collins explains that when the Thatcher era did away with the old school tie mentality and money became an acceptable topic of conversation there was only one way rugby could go.
This series was made in partnership with The International Centre for Sport History and Culture.

Technical presentation: John Benton
Producer: Sara Conkey.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x596)
Winifred Holtby - The Crowded Street, Episode 3

Diana Griffiths's dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's tale of a woman's journey into self-fulfilment.

3/10. Godfrey Neale wants to go riding with the beautiful Clare Duquesne, but Muriel's sister Connie is determined not to be left out.

Muriel ...... Clare Goose
Connie ...... Joanne Froggatt
Godfrey ...... James D'Arcy
Mrs Hammond ...... Brigit Forsyth
Clare Duquesne ...... Victoria Brazier
Delia Vaughan ...... Deborah McAndrew
Mrs Neale ...... Julie Westwood

Directed by Pauline Harris.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b061728d)
Georgina Howell - Queen of the Desert, Episode 3

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

One hundred years ago, Iraq did not exist as a nation. It was a region without borders or a ruler. In the aftermath of the First World War, great men - and Gertrude Bell - assembled to determine the future of such countries.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 15:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042z668)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 Wordaholics (b01dhhps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007524c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hc2x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
Earthsearch II, Megalomania

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.


WED 18:30 Comic to Comic (b007tcbj)
Series 1, Chris Green

Writer-performer Chris Green talks to Bruce Morton about his character driven comedy, including American country and western singing sensation, Tina C.

Series in which Bruce Morton talks to top stand-up comedians about life, the universe and comedy.

Producer: Carol Purcell

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in August 2005.


WED 19:00 The Navy Lark (b013bzbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Round the Horne (b007js8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Jackie and Me (b00v7znc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00ckz8b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b03b2w1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


WED 22:00 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (b04lsl25)
Series 2, Tempting Fete

2/6: Tempting Fete. In this second episode of the series, Lucy borrows Kat's guitar and finds that this machine irritates aliens. Meanwhile tempers are fraught as preparations are made for the annual village fete, and Richard receives some surprising news from The Computer.

Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is a sitcom about an alien race that have noticed that those all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out that well. So they've locked the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green behind an impenetrable force field in order to study human behaviour and decide if Earth is worth invading.

The only inhabitant who seems to be bothered by their new alien overlord is Katrina Lyons, who was only home for the weekend to borrow the money for a deposit for a flat when the force field went up. So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyperintelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion.

Written by Eddie Robson
Script-edited by Arthur Mathews
Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie
Produced by Ed Morrish.


WED 23:00 Fabulous (b00hy947)
Series 1, Episode 4

Faye has money troubles, so she hopes her mum will lend her £10,000. Stars Daisy Haggard and Anne Reid. From June 2007.


WED 23:15 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea (b007k1n1)
Series 2, The Poison Pen Letters

The elderly Scotsmen investigate who's been snitching with green ink. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From March 2004.


WED 23:30 Delve Special (b007jm3s)
Series 2, The Archibald Gallery Robbery

Reporter David Lander reopens the investigation into 1983's Archibald Gallery robbery. Kevin Watts is the key suspect, but was he framed?

Stephen Fry plays spoof undercover investigative reporter David Lander. Co-starring Brenda Blethyn, Stephen Frost, Tony Robinson and Arthur Smith.

Delve Special ran for four series from 1984 to 1987 and later transferred to TV as: This is David Lander.

Written by Tony Sarchet. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1985.



THURSDAY 19 JULY 2018

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Comic to Comic (b007tcbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Jackie and Me (b00v7znc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b00fy2qp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cw7kv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009x596)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b061728d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b042z668)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Wordaholics (b01dhhps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue (b007524c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Ring Around the Bath (b01hc2x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07pgwp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, That Old Intuition

The suave amateur detective confronts theatre impresario Rupert Dreisler - and fears for his wife Steve.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.


THU 06:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)

Miriam Margolyes presents a documentary charting the life and career of her late colleague and friend Bill Mitchell, the voice-over artist who informed us the latest blockbusters would be 'at cinemas near you from Sunday', told us 'Carlsberg was probably the best lager in the world', and that Denim was 'for men who didn't have to try too hard'.

Born in Canada, he admitted that heavy drinking and smoking from his teens helped preserve the voice, and indeed drove his excessive lifestyle. He 'had to' abuse his body to maintain the voice and he 'had to' be in a Soho pub because it was handy for the recording studios.

Bill's career spanned acting, voice-over work, plus a brief spell as 1970s pop outfit Yin and Yan with friend Chris Sandford. His remains ranked as one of the greats within the advertising industry.

Featuring contributions from Bill's daughter Amanda McAllister, musicians and friends Zoot Money and Kenny Clayton, and industry moguls Nick Angell and Rob Townsend.


THU 07:00 Hobby Bobbies (b037jn8d)
Series 1, Dangerous Dogs

The useless officers are dispatched to investigate a nuisance caller and her dangerous dog - but stumble into the local drugs racket.

Britain's longest serving PCSO is paired with the laziest in Dave Lamb's sitcom. (Dave is the voice of TV's Come Dine With Me)

Geoff............................Richie Webb
Nigel............................ Nick Walker
The Guv....................... Sinead Keenan
Jermain.........................Leon Herbert
Bernie...........................Chris Emmett

Producer: Steve Doherty

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 07:30 The Rest Is History (b079mhls)
Series 2, Episode 6

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it. So he's devised a comedy discussion show in order to find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence, Professor Kate Williams, Frank is joined by a selection of celebrity guests who help him navigate his way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

The guests are Josie Long and Kevin Eldon, who discuss Captain Blood, Drake's Drum, Bloody Mary and E.R.N.I.E.

Produced by Mark Augustyn and Justin Pollard
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
My Discovery

The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.


THU 08:30 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
The Nadger Plague

Neddie Seagoon turns to witchcraft to thwart Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty. Stars Peter Sellers. From October 1956.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00mf3kk)
Series 2, Roy Hattersley

Former Labour Deputy Leader and writer, Roy Hattersley quizzes a panel about his own career, whims and interests..

With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Mark Dolan

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel,

Script by Richard Turner and Simon LIttlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


THU 09:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00bt4vw)
Schemes and Ruses

Bertie Wooster is much in demand, but his best-laid plans go awry as he lands in a bit of pickle...

PG Wodehouse romp adapted in seven-parts by Chris Miller.

Starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves, Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster, Jonathan Cecil as Boko Fittleworth, Peter Woodthorpe as Percy, Lord Worplesden, Bronwen Williams as Florence Craye, Rosalind Adams as Nobby Hopwood and Denise Bryer as Edwin the Boy Scout.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.


THU 10:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b043wk0v)
Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne, Episode 3

Anthony Trollope's Dr Thorne by Michael Symmons Roberts

After an enforced year away from Mary Thorne, Frank returns to Greshambury. Yet, with rumours that Frank did not spend his year alone and Louis deciding to re-direct his attentions to Mary, Lady Arabella is ever hopeful that Frank will do his duty and marry money.

Music composed by David Tobin, Jeff Meegan and Julian Gallant

Written by Michael Symmons Roberts
Directed by Susan Roberts
Produced by Charlotte Riches

The Barchester Chronicles are Anthony Trollope's much-loved series of witty, gently satirical stories of provincial life set within the fictional cathedral town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire. With a focus on the lives, loves and tribulations of the local clergy and rural gentry, the canvas is broad and colourful, with a wonderful set of iconic characters whose lives we become intimately involved in as they grow up, grow old and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.


THU 11:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00cl7lx)
Gastronomicon

Disobeying rules for a silver wedding anniversary recipe book sparks unexpected consequences. Short story read by Lynda Baron.


THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama (b039d4bn)
Caroline Quentin - My Brilliant Divorce

Caroline Quentin stars in Geraldine Aron's radio adaptation of her Olivier nominated West End hit - a comedy drama about surviving divorce with your sense of humour intact.

Good-natured, slightly overweight, former window-dresser Angela (declared age 39, real age 51) thinks her marriage will last forever. But suddenly her husband Max, who has an irritatingly round head, loses his heart to beautiful young Rosa and moves out.

Cheerful about her unexpected freedom at first, Angela's spirits begin to droop as she copes with a mother who won't acknowledge the break-up because she considers divorce 'common', a misogynous solicitor, and Christmas alone (apart from Dexter the family dog and a number of help-line counsellors).

She gets regular updates on the wild expenditure and goings-on at the love nest via her cleaner, Meena, whose sister Leena - also a cleaner - works for Max.

As she tells us of the ups and downs of her life and wryly observes how society treats freshly single women of a certain age, Angela learns how to deal with - and even enjoy - life on her own.

Eccentric, poignant and funny, Angela's journey will resonate with anybody who's lived through a break up.

Written by Geraldine Aron
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b00fwq9n)
Episode 9

Tough times for Meena, with a stay in hospital and major changes in her circle of friends. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


THU 14:15 Sport and the British (b01cwszw)
Globalisation

Clare Balding explores the way global television has changed our relationship with sport forever. It's no longer seasonal and is bankrolled by TV income and it bows to TV's needs.
This series was made in partnership with The International Centre for Sport History and Culture.

Technical presentation: John Benton
Producer: Sara Conkey.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xwy4)
Winifred Holtby - The Crowded Street, Episode 4

Diana Griffiths's dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's tale of a woman's journey into self-fulfilment.

4/10. Mrs Hammond is desperate to find husbands for Muriel and her sister Connie.

Muriel ...... Clare Goose
Connie ...... Joanne Froggatt
Godfrey ...... James D'Arcy
Mrs Hammond ...... Brigit Forsyth
Delia Vaughan ...... Deborah McAndrew
Martin Elliot/Dr McKissack ...... Graeme Hawley

Directed by Pauline Harris.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b06172j1)
Georgina Howell - Queen of the Desert, Episode 4

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

In 1919 and into 1920, Gertrude became increasingly frustrated by the protracted and ill-informed decisions being taken in Europe about the future of the Middle East.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 15:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b043wk0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00mf3kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00bt4vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Hobby Bobbies (b037jn8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Rest Is History (b079mhls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
Earthsearch II, Earth

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find? Stars Sean Arnold and Michael Maloney.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b01322dk)
Series 25, Kirsty MacColl

Broadcaster Janice Long tells Matthew Parris why singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl led a "great life" despite her tragically early death in a boating accident in Mexico in 2000.

Kirsty MacColl was a supremely gifted singer-songwriter in the "English" tradition, often compared to Ray Davies or Morrissey for her kitchen-sink realism and sardonic wit. She loved pop but insisted on witty and literate writing, and, whilst sporadically successful in her own right, she was everyone's favourite collaborative artist. She battled stage-fright and writers block to produce five outstanding albums, and worked with The Smiths, Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, Simple Minds and U2. She once described her talent as a "one-woman-Beach Boys" for her ability to layer and orchestrate harmonies.

Her father, Ewan MacColl, was a famous folk singer, but Kirsty had no interest in folk music - a clear rejection of the world her father inhabited - and wanted instead to create great, "edgy" pop records.

She died in controversial circumstances when she was hit by a speedboat whilst on a diving holiday in Mexico in 2000.


THU 19:00 J Kingston Platt (b01s6bkk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 The Goon Show (b008wf71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels (b00cl7lx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama (b039d4bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Rest Is History (b079mhls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (b0b9vt3f)
Newsjack Unplugged, Episode 7

Made for 4 Extra. Brand new podcast from the team behind the long-running main show, hosted Tez Ilyas.


THU 22:45 The Shuttleworths (b00scy0g)
Series 5, Smells Like White Spirit

Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle. Will he be able to complete the song in time to meet Ken's deadline?

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.


THU 23:00 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076f55)
Series 3, Looking for Love

With the onset of the warm weather, Mel and Vicki find that romance and dating are the order of the day.

However, they discover carefully following the rules doesn't necessarily guarantee success...

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder, Lewis MacLeod and Jim North.

Written by the cast with Danny Robins, Dan Tetsell and and Richie Devlin - and script edited by Graeme Garden.

Music by Richie Webb.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


THU 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007qcsw)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix, Episode 2

The star cricketer injures Felicity Kendall in a charity celebrity cricket match. Stars Chris Douglas. From May 2001.



FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b01322dk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably (b00l1q7h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b00fwq9n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Sport and the British (b01cwszw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xwy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b06172j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 The Barchester Chronicles (b043wk0v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00mf3kk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (b00bt4vw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Hobby Bobbies (b037jn8d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Rest Is History (b079mhls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, A Surprise for Pete Roberts

The death toll mounts - as the suave private detective journeys to an island on the River Thames.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.


FRI 06:30 The Flower Fields (b01nb02j)

There's a gold rush in Cornwall; it's been going on for more than a century - producing the first flowers of spring, daffodils especially. Like mining, it's marked the landscape, and there are networks of tiny fields west of Mousehole and in the Isles of Scilly. Smaller than tennis courts, they nestle, safe from the wind between high hedges, warm on south facing terraced cliffs. From these old flower fields, called quillets, came something even more valuable than the 'Golden Harvest' of daffodils that bloomed earlier than anywhere else in Britain - delicate Cornish violets, carnations and anemones. From Victorian times to the 1960s fragrant bunches of these sped overnight by rail to reach the London markets in the morning.

The writer Michael Bird, who lives in St Ives, listens while Bill Harvey works the plots his father tended. They are too small to admit machines and depend on the long-handled Cornish shovel. At Churchtown Farm on St Martins in the Scillies, Keith Low explains how the fields were created, by first building, then moving entire dry stone walls. With the internet and the post these old fields have become key to a modern business.

Michael walks the cliff gardens with the archaeologist Graeme Kirkham, who interprets the landscape they pass through. He draws on the recorded memories of flower farmers and workers to recapture the life of the flower fields and the industry's mysterious skills and traditions - such as boiling the soil in huge cauldrons at the end of the season to sterilise it for next year's anemones. And he meets Bob Paterson at Covent Garden market who remembers selling the violets and anemones that came on the Penzance trains, and hopes he might again.


FRI 07:00 London Calling (b05p73y9)
It Pays to Advertise

Back to the BBC's early wireless days of 1922.

Colonel Beecham and Admiral Carpenter are concerned that all their hard work producing the BBC's wireless output is beginning to affect their golf swing. Meanwhile, hard-up Children's Hour's Uncle Rex is made an offer he really ought to refuse.

Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and Hi-De-Hi.

Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as Colonel Beecham, Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas and Jeffrey Holland as Roger Eccles.

Producer: Jo Clegg.

First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994.


FRI 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b9vjls)
Series 1, Episode 6

Gaby Roslin hosts the funny, entertaining film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Stephen Tomkinson and Sally Lindsay.

Presented by Gaby Roslin
Team Captains: John Thomson and Ellie Taylor
Impressionists: Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona
Created by Gaby Roslin
Written by Carrie Quinlan and Barney Newman

Produced by Gordon Kennedy, Gaby Roslin and Barney Newman
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011ppvg)
Series 7, Episode 10

Gooseberries and Centurion tanks in Arthur Price's shopping news.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Sketches written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie

Originating from the Cambridge University Footlights revue 'Cambridge Circus', ISIRTA ran for 8 years on BBC Radio and quickly developed a cult following.

Music and songs by Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1969.


FRI 08:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
From 24/02/1985

Les Dawson has holiday tales to tell and there are problems to solve for agony uncle, Dr Rhubarb.

With Daphne Oxenford, Eli Woods and Colin Edwynn.
Music by Brian Fitzgerald.
Scripted and produced by James Casey.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1985.


FRI 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03phd4m)
Series 12, Episode 3

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

Henning Wehn, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and Victoria Coren Mitchell are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as trees, doctors, newspapers and Spain.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 09:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
Series 4, A Fully Extended Family

"Mother's mind is so devious. She can build up huge edifices of fantasy from the smallest hint".

Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


FRI 10:00 Louis Robinson - Julie and the Prince (b0076kd0)

Louis Robinson's intriguing and romantic story of Queen Victoria's father, Prince Edward, and his long-term mistress. The fourth son of George III, Edward lived in the colonies with Julie until he was put under pressure to marry a German Princess and produce an heir to throne. He faced a choice between giving up his true love or his royal status. With Julia Hills, Timothy Watson, David Timson, Janet Dale. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b9vv35)
Daljit Nagra: The Poetry Koan and The Paris Review

Poet Daljit Nagra and Sarah Wade recommend favourite podcasts. Daljit chooses The Poetry Koan in which a guest prescribes a poem to make you feel better. A poem to have to hand in an existential First Aid Kit. They chat to its host, Steve Wasserman.

And The Paris Review podcast. The revered quarterly literary journal now has a podcast drawing on a treasure trove of interviews, readings and manuscripts from an archive stretching back 64 years.

If you would like to recommend a podcast , please email your suggestion to: podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk.


FRI 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011ppvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 The Flower Fields (b01nb02j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me (b007jvvd)
Episode 10

On the eve of her 11-plus, the exam seems to be the least of Meena's worries. Meera Syal reads her own novel.


FRI 14:15 Sport and the British (b01cwvp9)
The State of Play

Clare Balding with Professors Richard Holt, Tony Collins and Mike Cronin explores the cultural importance of the great triviality that is sport.
The series was made in partnership with The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at de Montfort University.
Producer: Lucy Lunt
Executive Editor: Ian Bent.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b009xysg)
Winifred Holtby - The Crowded Street, Episode 5

Diana Griffiths's dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's tale of a woman's journey into self-fulfilment.

5/10. Muriel and her mother visit Scarborough during the War but the Germans are shelling the town. A visit from Godfrey Neale changes the course of Muriel's life.

Muriel ...... Clare Goose
Connie ...... Joanne Froggatt
Godfrey ...... James D'Arcy
Mrs Hammond ...... Brigit Forsyth
Delia Vaughan ...... Deborah McAndrew

Directed by Pauline Harris.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b06172qn)
Georgina Howell - Queen of the Desert, Episode 5

The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq.

With the new King, Faisal, safely installed, Gertrude's energies turned to the establishment of a museum in Baghdad to house the extraordinary collection of artefacts that chronicled Iraq's ancient history.

First published in 2006, Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell has been reissued - partly to coincide with the Werner Herzog film of the same title, but also to provide the long view on the troubled history of a remarkable country.

Using letters written by Gertrude Bell throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman who has often been overshadowed by her more famous friend, T.E. Lawrence.

Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and Deborah Findlay (the letters)

Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 15:00 Louis Robinson - Julie and the Prince (b0076kd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b03phd4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 After Henry (b007qw7k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 London Calling (b05p73y9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b9vjls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jp2r)
Earthsearch II, Earthvoice

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.


FRI 18:30 Mastertapes (b02ykg3t)
Series 2, Spandau Ballet (A-Side)

John Wilson concludes the second series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 5. "True" with Gary Kemp and Tony Hadley

Thirty years ago Spandau Ballet released their third album 'True'. It became a worldwide smash hit featuring tracks such as 'Gold', ''Pleasure', 'Communication' and the title track, which spent 4 weeks at the top of the charts. Singer Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp, the man who wrote all of these songs, both came to the BBC Maida Vale studios to discuss their inspiration and influence.

Released in 1983 'True' became one of the stand out albums of the New Romantic movement. Recorded at the legendary Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, Producers Steve Jolley and Tony Swain gave the band a slicker, more R&B sound aimed at squarely at the charts.

The B-side of the programme, where it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions, can be heard tomorrow at 3.30pm

Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme (and others) can be heard on the 'Mastertapes' pages on the Radio 4 website, where the programmes can also be downloaded and other musical goodies accessed.

Producer: Helen Lennard.


FRI 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b011ppvg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Listen to Les (b01nchmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Paul Temple (b007jzkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 The Flower Fields (b01nb02j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (b0b9vv35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (b0b9vjls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC New Comedy Award (b0b9vvd6)
2018, Heat 3 - London

The third heat of the BBC New Comedy Award 2018, recorded at Up the Creek Comedy Club in London and hosted by Tez Ilyas. Ten new acts compete for a place in the Edinburgh semi-final of this prestigious new act competition.

Acts are: Adam Beardsmore, Adele Cliff, Ali Woods, Birds, Darran Griffiths, David McIver, Jenan Younis, Lulu Popplewell, Maddie Campion and William Stone.

The judges are: Steve Bennett (editor of chortle.co.uk), BBC Executive Producer Victoria Lloyd and comedian Dane Baptiste.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner. A BBC Studios production.


FRI 23:00 Chain Reaction (b00mgd83)
Series 5, Dave Gorman interviews Frank Skinner

Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the next week's interviewer.

Dave Gorman interviews Frank Skinner, asking him about his return to stand up, censorship in comedy and the merits of outdoor toilets.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b012r998)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b009x1bf)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b009x1bf)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b009x2q4)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b009x2q4)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b009x596)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b009x596)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b009xwy4)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b009xwy4)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b009xysg)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b0076z95)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b0076z95)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 13:00 SAT (b0b9tfth)

AJ Cronin - The Citadel (Omnibus) 01:00 SUN (b0b9tfth)

After Henry 04:30 SAT (b007qgnr)

After Henry 09:30 FRI (b007qw7k)

After Henry 16:30 FRI (b007qw7k)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 WED (b03b2w1w)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 WED (b03b2w1w)

Afternoon Drama 11:15 THU (b039d4bn)

Afternoon Drama 21:15 THU (b039d4bn)

Any Other Business 09:30 TUE (b012rb49)

Any Other Business 16:30 TUE (b012rb49)

Any Other Business 04:30 WED (b012rb49)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b03ygwmb)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b03ygwmb)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b03ygwmb)

As Time Goes By 08:00 TUE (b06jf7bz)

As Time Goes By 12:00 TUE (b06jf7bz)

As Time Goes By 19:00 TUE (b06jf7bz)

At Home With The Snails 23:30 SUN (b007k2h6)

BBC New Comedy Award 22:30 FRI (b0b9vvd6)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 06:30 THU (b00l1q7h)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 13:30 THU (b00l1q7h)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 20:30 THU (b00l1q7h)

Bill Mitchell: The Man Who Wrestled Pumas... Probably 01:30 FRI (b00l1q7h)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b03dvn0t)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b0607w1j)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b0607w1j)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b0617192)

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Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b061728d)

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Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b06172j1)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b06172j1)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b06172qn)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 SUN (b01m16pr)

Cabin Pressure 23:00 SUN (b04vf25d)

Chain Reaction 23:00 FRI (b00mgd83)

Comic to Comic 18:30 WED (b007tcbj)

Comic to Comic 00:30 THU (b007tcbj)

Composing LA 01:30 SAT (b01m0lv4)

Dave Podmore 23:30 THU (b007qcsw)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:50 SUN (b00yz55m)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 19:50 SUN (b00yz55m)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (b0b94wzc)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (b0b94wzc)

Delve Special 23:30 WED (b007jm3s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b0b9v0t6)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b0b9v0t6)

Dilemma 09:00 MON (b017lfd5)

Dilemma 16:00 MON (b017lfd5)

Dilemma 04:00 TUE (b017lfd5)

Doctor Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag 01:00 SAT (b008m7by)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Curious, If True 18:00 SUN (b00tvmjw)

Elizabeth Gaskell - Curious, If True 00:00 MON (b00tvmjw)

Enid Bagnold - The Amorous Ghost 18:45 SAT (b00m9jbl)

Enid Bagnold - The Amorous Ghost 00:45 SUN (b00m9jbl)

Fabulous 23:00 WED (b00hy947)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 05:30 SAT (b0b9109v)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 07:30 FRI (b0b9vjls)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 17:30 FRI (b0b9vjls)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 22:00 FRI (b0b9vjls)

Georgia Pritchett - Stay 11:15 TUE (b007jw2n)

Georgia Pritchett - Stay 21:15 TUE (b007jw2n)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 12:30 SAT (b0076fcl)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b01322dk)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b01322dk)

Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea 23:15 WED (b007k1n1)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 MON (b007lrqy)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 MON (b007lrqy)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 MON (b007lrqy)

Hobby Bobbies 07:00 THU (b037jn8d)

Hobby Bobbies 17:00 THU (b037jn8d)

Hobby Bobbies 05:00 FRI (b037jn8d)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (b0b91w13)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (b0b91w13)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (b0b91w13)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (b0b91w13)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 FRI (b011ppvg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 FRI (b011ppvg)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 FRI (b011ppvg)

Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop 22:45 TUE (b00vcq95)

In Search of Richard Yates 06:30 TUE (b01n6sj8)

In Search of Richard Yates 13:30 TUE (b01n6sj8)

In Search of Richard Yates 20:30 TUE (b01n6sj8)

In Search of Richard Yates 01:30 WED (b01n6sj8)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (b0b9tkgl)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (b0b9tkgl)

Inheritance Tracks 15:40 SUN (b0b9v0td)

Inheritance Tracks 03:40 MON (b0b9v0td)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:00 SAT (b007jpd9)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:30 MON (b007jp9l)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:30 MON (b007jp9l)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:30 MON (b007jp9l)

J Kingston Platt 08:00 THU (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 12:00 THU (b01s6bkk)

J Kingston Platt 19:00 THU (b01s6bkk)

Jackie and Me 06:30 WED (b00v7znc)

Jackie and Me 13:30 WED (b00v7znc)

Jackie and Me 20:30 WED (b00v7znc)

Jackie and Me 01:30 THU (b00v7znc)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 SAT (b007jnzy)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 MON (b007jp0y)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 TUE (b007jp0y)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 TUE (b007jp1d)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 WED (b007jp1d)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 WED (b007jp1w)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 THU (b007jp1w)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 THU (b007jp29)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 FRI (b007jp29)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 FRI (b007jp2r)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 11:00 TUE (b00ckcqk)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 21:00 TUE (b00ckcqk)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 11:00 WED (b00ckz8b)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 21:00 WED (b00ckz8b)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 11:00 THU (b00cl7lx)

Joanne Harris - Jigs and Reels 21:00 THU (b00cl7lx)

John Burnside - Tourists 07:15 SUN (b0075746)

John Burnside - Tourists 14:15 SUN (b0075746)

John Burnside - Tourists 02:15 MON (b0075746)

Josh Howie's Losing It 07:30 WED (b07pgwp0)

Josh Howie's Losing It 17:30 WED (b07pgwp0)

Josh Howie's Losing It 22:00 WED (b07pgwp0)

Josh Howie's Losing It 05:30 THU (b07pgwp0)

Kerry's List 07:30 SUN (b04n307k)

Kerry's List 17:30 SUN (b04n307k)

Kerry's List 22:00 SUN (b04n307k)

Kerry's List 05:30 MON (b04n307k)

King of Bath 09:30 MON (b048s4w0)

King of Bath 16:30 MON (b048s4w0)

King of Bath 04:30 TUE (b048s4w0)

LP Hartley: Short Stories 18:45 SUN (b03zjxw1)

LP Hartley: Short Stories 00:45 MON (b03zjxw1)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 09:30 WED (b007524c)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 16:30 WED (b007524c)

Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue 04:30 THU (b007524c)

Listen to Les 08:30 FRI (b01nchmv)

Listen to Les 12:30 FRI (b01nchmv)

Listen to Les 19:30 FRI (b01nchmv)

Little Britain 23:30 SAT (b008jdxn)

London Calling 05:00 SAT (b05ndzw7)

London Calling 07:00 FRI (b05p73y9)

London Calling 17:00 FRI (b05p73y9)

Louis Robinson - Julie and the Prince 10:00 FRI (b0076kd0)

Louis Robinson - Julie and the Prince 15:00 FRI (b0076kd0)

Mark Thomas Presents 22:30 SAT (b0076vzd)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 03:00 SAT (b0076py9)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 10:00 MON (b0076q1g)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 15:00 MON (b0076q1g)

Martin Boyd - Lucinda Brayford 03:00 TUE (b0076q1g)

Mastertapes 00:30 SAT (b02x7t3t)

Mastertapes 18:30 FRI (b02ykg3t)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 02:00 SAT (b007jy30)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 MON (b007jy5m)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 02:00 TUE (b007jy5m)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 TUE (b007jy6w)

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Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 WED (b00fy2qp)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 02:00 THU (b00fy2qp)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 THU (b00fwq9n)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 02:00 FRI (b00fwq9n)

Meera Syal - Anita and Me 14:00 FRI (b007jvvd)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 07:30 SAT (b01qxrv7)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 17:30 SAT (b01qxrv7)

Michael Bentine - The Reluctant Jester 05:30 SUN (b01qxrv7)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 TUE (b0b92wy4)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 TUE (b0b92wy4)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 TUE (b0b92wy4)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 WED (b0b92wy4)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (b0b9vt3f)

Old Harry's Game 22:00 SAT (b00bf9z0)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 09:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Open Mike: Mike Craig's Radio Memoirs 19:00 SAT (b00c0077)

Oscar Wilde 06:00 SAT (b007jr48)

Oscar Wilde 16:00 SAT (b007jr48)

Oscar Wilde 04:00 SUN (b007jr48)

Paul Herzberg - The Song of My Father 16:00 SUN (b0b94z1q)

Paul Herzberg - The Song of My Father 04:00 MON (b0b94z1q)

Paul Temple 06:00 MON (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 13:00 MON (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 20:00 MON (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 01:00 TUE (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 06:00 TUE (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 13:00 TUE (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 20:00 TUE (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 01:00 WED (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 06:00 WED (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 13:00 WED (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 20:00 WED (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 01:00 THU (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 06:00 THU (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 13:00 THU (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 20:00 THU (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 01:00 FRI (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 06:00 FRI (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 13:00 FRI (b007jzkx)

Paul Temple 20:00 FRI (b007jzkx)

Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair 06:30 MON (b007jw9v)

Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair 13:30 MON (b007jw9v)

Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair 20:30 MON (b007jw9v)

Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair 01:30 TUE (b007jw9v)

Peter Redgrove - The Valley of Trelamia 18:00 SAT (b07tzdxv)

Peter Redgrove - The Valley of Trelamia 00:00 SUN (b07tzdxv)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (b0b9vv35)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (b0b9vv35)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (b0b9v0tg)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (b0b9v0tg)

Revolting People 23:00 TUE (b007jrqj)

Ring Around the Bath 07:00 WED (b01hc2x1)

Ring Around the Bath 17:00 WED (b01hc2x1)

Ring Around the Bath 05:00 THU (b01hc2x1)

Round the Horne 08:30 WED (b007js8b)

Round the Horne 12:30 WED (b007js8b)

Round the Horne 19:30 WED (b007js8b)

Second Thoughts 07:00 TUE (b007jx2l)

Second Thoughts 17:00 TUE (b007jx2l)

Second Thoughts 05:00 WED (b007jx2l)

Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense 11:00 MON (b0b9vhgn)

Short Works: A Season of Murder, Mystery and Suspense 21:00 MON (b0b9vhgn)

Slay in Your Lane (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b0b9v0t4)

Slay in Your Lane (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b0b9v0t4)

Sounds Natural 14:15 SAT (b0b9tkgp)

Sounds Natural 02:15 SUN (b0b9tkgp)

Sport and the British 02:15 SAT (b01cks4m)

Sport and the British 14:15 MON (b01cvk8l)

Sport and the British 02:15 TUE (b01cvk8l)

Sport and the British 14:15 TUE (b01cvr3s)

Sport and the British 02:15 WED (b01cvr3s)

Sport and the British 14:15 WED (b01cw7kv)

Sport and the British 02:15 THU (b01cw7kv)

Sport and the British 14:15 THU (b01cwszw)

Sport and the British 02:15 FRI (b01cwszw)

Sport and the British 14:15 FRI (b01cwvp9)

Stephen Fry on the Phone 15:45 SUN (b017cjmn)

Stephen Fry on the Phone 03:45 MON (b017cjmn)

Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace 11:15 MON (b00lbnyv)

Sue Rodwell - The Last Trace 21:15 MON (b00lbnyv)

Take It From Here 08:30 SUN (b0b9v0t2)

Take It From Here 12:30 SUN (b0b9v0t2)

The Barchester Chronicles 10:00 TUE (b042d57m)

The Barchester Chronicles 15:00 TUE (b042d57m)

The Barchester Chronicles 03:00 WED (b042d57m)

The Barchester Chronicles 10:00 WED (b042z668)

The Barchester Chronicles 15:00 WED (b042z668)

The Barchester Chronicles 03:00 THU (b042z668)

The Barchester Chronicles 10:00 THU (b043wk0v)

The Barchester Chronicles 15:00 THU (b043wk0v)

The Barchester Chronicles 03:00 FRI (b043wk0v)

The Clitheroe Kid 08:00 SUN (b0b9v0t0)

The Clitheroe Kid 12:00 SUN (b0b9v0t0)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SAT (b0bc29m9)

The Flower Fields 06:30 FRI (b01nb02j)

The Flower Fields 13:30 FRI (b01nb02j)

The Flower Fields 20:30 FRI (b01nb02j)

The Food Quiz 16:00 TUE (b083j269)

The Food Quiz 04:00 WED (b083j269)

The Fosdyke Saga 14:45 SAT (b007js02)

The Fosdyke Saga 02:45 SUN (b007js02)

The Goon Show 08:30 THU (b008wf71)

The Goon Show 12:30 THU (b008wf71)

The Goon Show 19:30 THU (b008wf71)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 22:30 MON (b0076s5b)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 23:00 THU (b0076f55)

The Lach Chronicles 22:30 TUE (b04vf964)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b04jmcrc)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b04jmcrc)

The Little Ottleys 06:00 SUN (b012wzzb)

The Little Ottleys 13:00 SUN (b012wzzb)

The Little Ottleys 01:00 MON (b012wzzb)

The Maltby Collection 23:30 TUE (b00crj7g)

The Men From the Ministry 08:30 TUE (b007k0vq)

The Men From the Ministry 12:30 TUE (b007k0vq)

The Men From the Ministry 19:30 TUE (b007k0vq)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (b0b9v0t8)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (b0b9v0t8)

The Museum of Everything 23:30 MON (b00gs2nj)

The Navy Lark 08:00 WED (b013bzbf)

The Navy Lark 12:00 WED (b013bzbf)

The Navy Lark 19:00 WED (b013bzbf)

The Older Woman 07:00 MON (b02qt773)

The Older Woman 17:00 MON (b02qt773)

The Older Woman 05:00 TUE (b02qt773)

The Palace of Laughter 18:30 TUE (b0082b02)

The Palace of Laughter 00:30 WED (b0082b02)

The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b00mf3kk)

The Personality Test 16:00 THU (b00mf3kk)

The Personality Test 04:00 FRI (b00mf3kk)

The Rest Is History 07:30 THU (b079mhls)

The Rest Is History 17:30 THU (b079mhls)

The Rest Is History 22:00 THU (b079mhls)

The Rest Is History 05:30 FRI (b079mhls)

The Shepherd's Hut 14:30 SUN (b0b9v0tb)

The Shepherd's Hut 02:30 MON (b0b9v0tb)

The Shuttleworths 22:45 THU (b00scy0g)

The Simon Day Show 23:00 SAT (b0112ydl)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 SAT (b03nt7cn)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 FRI (b03phd4m)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 FRI (b03phd4m)

Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully 22:30 WED (b04lsl25)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 09:30 THU (b00bt4vw)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 16:30 THU (b00bt4vw)

What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning 04:30 FRI (b00bt4vw)

Wordaholics 09:00 WED (b01dhhps)

Wordaholics 16:00 WED (b01dhhps)

Wordaholics 04:00 THU (b01dhhps)